Dr Dane Anderton

Senior Lecturer

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Director of Programmes in Executive Education and Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Innovation at Alliance Manchester Business School.

At AMBS I am Deputy Academic Director of our MSc Management Practice linked to the Senior Leader Degree Apprenticeship Standard, and Director of the Manchester Management Development Programme. In my role I work closely with business development and engagement to enhance our understanding of business needs in current programmes but to also design customised programmes.

I am also the Social Responsibility Lead for Executive Education, working on our pro bono Prometheus programme aimed at not for profit, community and social enterprise across Greater Manchester and the North of England. 

Before joining the University of Manchester I was the Director of MBA Apprenticeship at Manchester Metropolitan University. Whilst at MMU I was lead the curriculum design, development and delivery of degree apprenticeships at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. I’m addition I held the Faculty Representative position to MMU Academic Board which advises the Vice-Chancellor on the University’s academic and other activities.

My PhD was awarded by the University of Liverpool Management School, UK in 2014. Funded by the ESRC, my research examined the agglomeration and development of video game and life science/healthcare industries in the Liverpool City Region in collaboration with Liverpool Vision, an economic development agency.

My current research examines place leadership in city regions and sustainable development of cities and regions.

Areas of interest:
Strategic Urban and Regional Development
Life Science/Healthcare clusters
Creative Industry clusters
Apprenticeships and Employability 

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External Examiner, Kingston University

1 Sep 2017 → …

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  • 2014 - Doctor of Philosophy, Firm Ecologies: Life science and video game industries in Liverpool, University of Liverpool
  • 2010 - Master of Arts, Policy Approaches to the UK Life Sciences Sector, University of Liverpool
  • 2009 - Bachelor of Arts, Analysis of Chinese FDI into London and the role of Investment Agencies, University of Liverpool

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